All Roads Lead to Rome

I thought, there, where all this began, I might find something of before. Some treasure, some sign... some relic of a former life. In a way I was totally right. In a way I couldn't have been more wrong. I found a skeleton, all flesh decayed and returned to dust. It seems time does not preserve [...]

How to Fake Italian…

On Florentine Life, Renaissance Schools, and How I Became the Worst Student Ever... ...and thrived. For many people, the idea of selling all your things and giving up your home, packing a single suitcase, travelling solo across Italy, and enrolling in an Italian school in one of the world's most beautiful cities, is something of [...]

Alone in Venice

On Getting Down with the Locals, finding Invisible Cities, and My Secret Room with a View... Venice, Venezia, Capital of Northern Italy's Veneto Region, lagoon city of water, stone, glass and gold - the Great Star of the Mediterranean. Everybody who steps onto that sacred isle are instantly captured by her beauty, her romance - her skyline [...]